(1953) Frank Lovejoy, Edmund O'Brien, William Talman, Jose Torvay. This is truly one of the most gripping film noir classics you'll ever see. The plot concerns two vacationing businessmen who are held captive by a psychopath. The hitch-hiking killer puts his companions through sheer hell as they roll through the lonely highways of Mexico. Watch for the target practice scene. Brrrr… Talman should have been considered for a possible Oscar nomination for his role as the paralytic eyed killer. A 'desert' film, shot in the indredible Alabama Hills outside Lone Pine, California. The Leith Stevens music score is reminiscent of some of his science fiction scores of the same period. Don't miss this minor classic. Directed by Ida Lupino. From a beautiful 35mm print.